So still sticking to theme of politics and with President-elect Obama nominating people to this Cabinet, I thought I would create a mock list of my Cabinet. Granted I will not reach the age requirement until 2024 – not that it makes a difference since I will never be a natural born citizen. Hypothetically if those rules weren’t in place, my Cabinet just might look like the one listed below.
The top set of nominees are listed in order of succession to the Presidency and the ones below are five positions that have cabinet-level rank, which allows these individuals to attend Cabinet meetings without being secretaries of executive departments.
Feel free to comment if you are listed below or think you should be listed but I just made this list yesterday and I know I am missing a few good people. Some of these people I haven’t talked to in quite a while but from what I remember left quite the impression. I think I did a pretty fair job of getting people with diverse views and not all left-wing nuts or right wing radicals.
Feel free to make your own Cabinet and feel free to share.
|Vice President and President of the Senate
|Speaker of the House of Representatives
|President pro tempore of the Senate
|Secretary of State
|Secretary of the Treasury
|Secretary of Defense
|Secretary of the Interior
|Secretary of Agriculture
|Secretary of Commerce
|Secretary of Labor
|Secretary of Health and Human Services
|Mark Angeles / Alexandria Gamboa*
|Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
|Secretary of Transportation
|Secretary of Energy
|Secretary of Education
|Secretary of Veterans Affairs
|Secretary of Homeland Security
|Positions that are not part of the Presidential line of succession
|White House Chief of Staff
|United States Trade Representative
|Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
|Director of the Office of Management and Budget
|Director of the National Drug Control Policy
|Ambassador to the United Nations
* – The one pick I couldn’t settle on was the Secretary of Health and Human Services… Mark and Alex can fight amongst themselves to see who wants it.